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Poster: BVD Date: May 20, 2013 6:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ray Manzarek Dead at 74

Hmmmmmmm. Morrison Hotel. Not a bad record. The rest of their catalogue you can have. Kind of sad though that these guys who are about 10-15 yrs older than me are dropping like flies.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: May 21, 2013 4:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ray Manzarek Dead at 74

To me, much like the Dead, the Doors were one of those bands where you either "got it" or you didn't.
Count me among those that didn't. Never understood the fascination with this band. Maybe you had to be there in the moment.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: May 20, 2013 8:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ray Manzarek Dead at 74

Seriously. I've got a wider gap than that, but still, the 60s generation is the Young Generation. Also known as the Big Kids. Or, as my mom said, The Crazy Teenagers with the Crazy Teenage Music. Granted, these guys were older than their fans, but still ...

I'm sure every generation has always felt the same, from Plato on. "Bach? Gone? You mean that hip young musician with those great organ riffs?" But they're wrong, cuz they really WERE old. Unlike the 60s generation.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 20, 2013 9:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ray Manzarek Dead at 74

Yup; I will make a bet with ANY 20 Forumites: if you are 60 +/- 5 yrs, half of you won't be here in 20 yrs...

Yikes.

Depressing, eh?

But, if I recall, you are NOT (barely) in that group (without revealing too much info--just basing it on comments re: HS, etc.), so be happy! [You aren't in "that" group as well due to the XY thingy...comes in handy on this!?]

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: May 21, 2013 3:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ray Manzarek Dead at 74

...and here I thought it was Roger Waters writing those depressing lyrics for Pink Floyd !
But true . I am not yet in my 60's, but "Black Peter" means more to me now than when I was hearing Jerry sing it live ! That I am now older than George Harrison, Frank Zappa, and Jerry Garcia, when they died, is sobering .
The Doors were a favs of me "youth", but Ray's passing just seems like par for the course , these days, Glad he made to his 70's .
If any death marked the end of the 60's , it was John Lennon's , or strangely, maybe Richard Nixon's .

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Poster: snoori Date: May 21, 2013 3:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ray Manzarek Dead at 74

And you guarantee to be around to pay out on that bet ?
59 years, 50 weeks, and counting.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: May 21, 2013 4:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ray Manzarek Dead at 74

Aren't you just a ray of sunshine.......

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Poster: craven714 Date: May 21, 2013 12:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: A William Tell T-shirt

Which half of me wont be here in 20 years? Left side, right side, bottom, top? Or will it be on the bias?
Yikes indeed =}
Consider me in the 'KY' group that 'comes in handy'.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: May 22, 2013 7:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A William Tell T-shirt

Pffftttttt.

I'm planning on 102. Which puts me halfway there. I wonder if I get anything for being 100 at FloydFest 61?

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Poster: craven714 Date: May 22, 2013 9:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: A Mando T-shirt

"I wonder if I get anything for being 100 at FloydFest 61?"
(after several free beers)~

1~ heatstroke
2~ a stroke
3~ a ride to the hospital
4~ a sense of wonderment
5~ a nice bowel movement
6~ a Tshirt that reads "I went to Floydfest 61 and all I
got was a lousy death certificate"

Then get buried/burned up in this:
(Organic Men's Fitted T-Shirt):

http://www.cafepress.com/mf/69257340/all-the-cool-bands_tshirt?productId=663648415

better?

This post was modified by craven714 on 2013-05-22 16:56:10

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: May 22, 2013 9:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Mando T-shirt

Interesting that you think the Lord of the Deep should be wearing a woman's t-shirt...

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: May 22, 2013 10:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Mando T-shirt

I'm taking this one this year.

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Poster: craven714 Date: May 22, 2013 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Bobby T-shirt

Here is one for the I've fallen and cant get up guy
:
http://www.cafepress.com/+shut-up-when-band-playing+mens-t-shirts

This post was modified by craven714 on 2013-05-22 17:31:54

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 21, 2013 4:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A William Tell T-shirt

Ah, glad everyone took it the right way...er, well, light-heartedly, I think?

;)

That's the spirit; buck the trend, fight the statistics...but, yeah, us guys have some trouble lasting much past 80 if we are currently ~ 20 yrs short of that mark.

I really have just been struck by how many folks are passing, like everyone else noted...jeeezzz. Made me realize it's not that far ahead, eh?

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Poster: craven714 Date: May 21, 2013 5:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A William Tell T-shirt

We will all eventually be one of the eternal grateful dead my friend.
Its absolutely Dead Ahead.

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Poster: user unknown Date: May 21, 2013 5:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A William Tell T-shirt

Over 60...overweight...HBP...drink too much...couch potato internet junkie

Yea, I feel ya playa. But hey, nobody lives forever.

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Poster: craven714 Date: May 22, 2013 8:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A William Tell T-shirt

hmmm.....
Gonna go with under 60... underweight...HPV...drink too
much...baked potato weed junkie.
I feel for YOU playa. At least we have 1 thing in common.
Does your liver send you death threats through the U.S.
postal service like mine does?

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Poster: jgIynn1.2 Date: May 22, 2013 7:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ray Manzarek Dead at 74

So because I am a mere 50 I guess I've got a 50/50 chance of not being here in 30 years.

It is a little depressing.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 22, 2013 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ray Manzarek Dead at 74

I hope you and all the gals are NOT (depressed)!

Good to see ya, J!

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Poster: jgIynn1.2 Date: May 22, 2013 1:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ray Manzarek Dead at 74

They are not depressed!!

Took them out to dinner last night . . . geez it's expensive for 5 people at a restaurant!! I told them next week dinner is at the Apartment and its dogs & beans!!

My 17 year old told me how when I was old and bed ridden she was going get pay back (for what I don't know), and I told her when it was my time to go I was going quick and not lingering.

It was a fun dinner.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 22, 2013 3:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ray Manzarek Dead at 74

Thanks for the update; yea, our three (boys) are just about out of the house...but we still find ways to pester them about this and that; don't think it'll ever stop.